Lister Fellow Tom Baden wins Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact

In August last year we shared the fantastic news that Lister Fellow Tom Baden had been shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact. You can read this story here.

Today we are delighted to share then news that Dr. Baden successfully won the inaugural award, which was presented in partnership with Tencent.

For this years’ awards the field of brain sciences was chosen, and applicants’ specialisms included areas such as the relationship between the brain and behaviour or novel approaches to preventing and treating brain disease.Professor Baden was selected from a shortlist of 10 scientists chosen from researchers all over the world who had established an independent research group within the past 5 years as of 1st November 2018.

The award recognised Professor Baden’s research work in vision neuroscience – his lab has pioneered a range of techniques and processes that assess how groups of neurons (known as microcircuits) play a role in vision sensing.

The award also recognised the work carried out by Professor Baden’s lab in the field of open source hardware and outreach.

As part of the award Professor Baden gave a talk at a Tencent’s 2019 WE-Summit – a TED-like event that brought together experts and innovators. His award and work has also been featured in Nature podcasts.

About Professor Baden

Tom Baden is a Professor of Neuroscience and leads the Baden Lab which is based at Sussex Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

We have previously written about Dr. Baden’s work in the field of visual information processing in the brain and other aspects of animal eye function and neuron activity. You can find out more about this work here.

We are very happy to hear of the continued success of Professor Baden and his team and we are delighted to have played a role in supporting this cutting-edge research.